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Usb a to usb a cable for audio (low budget cable)

gasolin75

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I now have a small class d amp with usb in

I started using a usb c to usb a but no driver was loaded and i couldn't se any bit and samplerate in windows 11

standard cable is just long enough (but i want a longer cable) usb a to usb a works and shows driver and setting (fixed bit and samplerate)

Some may say it doesn't matter as long as it's a quality cable, i still want a cable from a hifi brand that makes cables more for hifi than a pc (like backup,pictures, files,program where sound doesn't matter)

It's just that most hifi usb cables, like 99% thoose so called hifi usb cable is usb a and usb b

If i want something in 5 feet, 1.5 meter length from a hifi brand like qed usb a to usb a, for 20-25 buck with shipping, what are my options

It's not about if hifi usb cables making a difference, it's just that i don't seem to have any usb a to usb a in the right "prefered" length and can't fin any, unless i buy a random non hifi cable

1.5 meter QED Connect USB would be my budget choice if they made it in a usb a to usb a version
 

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Because USB-A to USB-A is not an accepted standard. That's why you will only find the weird guy in a coat selling them.

There's a cheat tho: Buy a USB-C cable and then buy USB-A to USB-C adapters.
 

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i still want a cable from a hifi brand that makes cables more for hifi than a pc
There is actually no such thing as a USB "for hifi" except in terms of cosmetics / looks, as you noted they make no difference to the sound or anything.

Just get a nice USB cable that you like. I think your price range is fine, but the problem with looking for a "hi-fi" USB cable is they are often really expensive for absolutely no reason.

My suggestion: Look at mechanical keyboard brands / shops. They sell interesting USB cables, they tend to be of "boutique" quality and they often look nice, or have coiled sections, etc. Although they mostly terminate in USB-C on one end, I think that's solvable in various ways.

 

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I now have a small class d amp with usb in

I started using a usb c to usb a but no driver was loaded and i couldn't se any bit and samplerate in windows 11

standard cable is just long enough (but i want a longer cable) usb a to usb a works and shows driver and setting (fixed bit and samplerate)

Some may say it doesn't matter as long as it's a quality cable, i still want a cable from a hifi brand that makes cables more for hifi than a pc (like backup,pictures, files,program where sound doesn't matter)

It's just that most hifi usb cables, like 99% thoose so called hifi usb cable is usb a and usb b

If i want something in 5 feet, 1.5 meter length from a hifi brand like qed usb a to usb a, for 20-25 buck with shipping, what are my options

It's not about if hifi usb cables making a difference, it's just that i don't seem to have any usb a to usb a in the right "prefered" length and can't fin any, unless i buy a random non hifi cable

1.5 meter QED Connect USB would be my budget choice if they made it in a usb a to usb a version
I understand you are looking for a cable from hifi brand, but I use monoprice/monolith usb cable and it’s very well made.
“Cable matters” make amazing cables, I have used their USB A to A cables for high speed network deployments. These cables will work as good as any other cable, for less than 10$.

P.E. For O-Noorus PA-316’s usb connection, you won’t get any benefit for going for any higher priced cables, IMO.
 

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I use these for the Apple 3.5mm to USB adapter and they work great.

Get a Monoprice or Amazon Basics USB C to A cable and you'll be set. I have an A to A cable but forget where I got it, they do work, but harder to find. I'm sure Monoprice makes them, check their web site for everything they make. The adapter works though. 6ft is fine, but I tried a 10 ft USB cable and had dropouts, but never a problem with 6ft length.
 
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Which Class D Amp do you have?

Just a O-NOORUS PA-316

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Because USB-A to USB-A is not an accepted standard. That's why you will only find the weird guy in a coat selling them.

There's a cheat tho: Buy a USB-C cable and then buy USB-A to USB-C adapters.

I don't think i will

my pc,windows would recognize usb c it didt use any usb driver an not sample and bit rate

So fare it works usb a to usb a, i just wanna have a cable where some have thought about it being used only for music when they made it,choose a usb cable for there line up to be used with music, nothing crazy
 

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@wwenze enze is right, USB A to A is does not comply to the USB specification and should not be used, could be even dangerous. I don't understand why some manufacturers insist on puting USB A sockets in these devices that are not hosts. Maybe the same socket can be used to read from memory sticks?

Anyways, it could be USB-C to USB-A is not working because this is valid for the USB-A side being the host, not the other way around (one of the multiple issues result of the amp having a USB-A socket). If you use an adapter, you might need to play with to which side you put the adapter.

For an explanation of what is wrong with USB-A to USB-A, see link below. I doubt you will find a reputable manufacturer selling them.

 
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I understand you are looking for a cable from hifi brand, but I use monoprice/monolith usb cable and it’s very well made.
“Cable matters” make amazing cables, I have used their USB A to A cables for high speed network deployments. These cables will work as good as any other cable, for less than 10$.

P.E. For O-Noorus PA-316’s usb connection, you won’t get any benefit for going for any higher priced cables, IMO.

I wanna have a one 1-2 feet longer cable and if it looks better and is thicker i think it will be fine

For cable management it might also better to have a littlre longer cable than a cable thats just long enough

It's the mental thing when someone has though a little more about the cable made for music (can of course be used for data,productivty vise
versa) than your typical black or white usb cable

the usb a is for as u disk or an older phone, basically anything with usb

I just think when my pc recongize my amp using a usb a cable it's sonocally better than usb a + usb c, the O-NOORUS D3,A80 use usb c

i have no sonic to compalint about usb a to usb a, it sounds good and works
 
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You just need a cable. I've been happy with the "ugreen" brand on Amazon - inexpensive and seem to be well made. Plenty of alternatives, just don't worry about audio/hi-fi/pc or anything like that - you just need a cable
here's an example (UK)
 

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Yes, forget hi-fi brands as they bring *nothing* extra to the party on USB cables - just get a decent quality robustly made one, I tend to look for ones with gold plated connectors and braided sheaths, although none of that is strictly necessary, but there are many like this available for very little cost on Amazon (the ugreen one mentioned above is fine but so are lots of others). I typically only pay £3 or so for for a cable but in reality one costing half that will be just as good - it's a small extra price I pay for something that looks nice and lasts well. Don't be conned into spending tens or hundreds of pounds on a connection that is no better.

That said, I am going to be wasting money making some fancy speaker cables that will also in reality be no better than the ones I have, but unlike USB cables there will be some difference in their performance although nothing that will make any audible difference at all - I'll be building them purely for decorative appearance, my own satisfaction and fun.
 
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it will work regardless if buy a usb 2 or usb 3 cable and regardless of what usb port i have left on the back of my pc ?
 
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it will work regardless if buy a usb 2 or usb 3 cable and regardless of what usb port i have left on the back of my pc ?
Yes, usb3 is backwards compatable with usb2. But use usb3 if you have the choice.
 

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For $69, color me suspicious to support USB OTG.
 
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I suspect the USB is only for USB stick with files on it.
 
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yes it's Multi-Purpose

Thought it was great way of connecting my pc directly to my amp and not thru a source selector (24 bit and mabye MQA in, the higher tier model with usb c in)

Tone off with the treble, bass is to the left and treble to the right + rca for mu source selector + bt

With my triangle titus ez the sound is super comfortable, even at max level no intrusive,metallic highs with fatigue

Just a little loose volume and it gets hot playing loud but loves to play loud
 
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@gasolin75 To summarize:

-HiFi USB cables are complete nonsense. They just are. Stop searching for them. The cable doesn't care if you're transmitting audio, your finance spreadsheet, or pictures of your dog. Data gets transmitted. The end.

Imagine if there was a special HDMI cable optimized for showing soap-operas. Would you go "Ah, hum, that makes sense. Soap operas must have special signal attributes that require an appropriately designed cable to transmit" ? No. It's nonsense.

-Your Amp's USB input does not comply with USB standards, therefore it will be difficult to find quality cables from reputable brands.

Luckily, USB is a very rigid transmission standard, and so even some no-name cable built for the O-NOORUS's non-standard port will most likely work 100% fine.

-Don't overthink it. Just buy some cable off Amazon or eBay that has the right length, and if it transmits audio without any stutter or drop-outs, the you are getting the full audio fidelity. No $5000 HiFi cable will be able to improve upon it.
 
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